Worship begins at 10am on Sunday mornings with gathering music that begins just before 10 to help us center our thoughts and hearts before we begin. Through worship we hope to accomplish what we as Presbyterians believe is the chief aim of humanity-to glorify God and enjoy God forever. All ages are welcome during worship. A children's sermon is part of each Sunday's service. As a convenience to parents and children Sunday school (following the children's sermon) as well as a nursery for infants is provided during worship.
Worship as in every PC(USA) congregation is focused on Scripture read and proclaimed, prayer, singing, forgiveness and pardon, opportunities to offer ourselves and invitation to serve in the world. We also celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper in special worship services.
Our worship features a creative and strong music program directed by Mike Ahern. Our organist isJim Townsend. The morning worship features both organ and piano music to accompany hymns, anthems, and prayer responses.
The music also includes a bell choir that performs usually once a month, and a chancel choir that performs an anthem each Sunday. There is a variety of both classical and contemporary music. On some Sundays special music may feature a cello, a flute, or brass instruments.
On the first Sunday of each month we incorporate praise and worship music. Sometimes we utilize guitar on these Sundays but more often than not piano accompaniment.
Sermons are based on Scripture indicated each Sunday on the Revised Common Lectionary www.textweek.com and sometimes a topic specific series. Our pastor Dwight McCormick seeks to glorify God through his preaching. He seeks each Sunday to offer humor, instruction, faithful interpretation of the ancient context as well as current day application of the Scriptures read each Sunday.
If you'd like to listen to the worship service an archive is located here and playable in MP3 format.
About The Lord's Supper at Northminster Presbyterian Church
We practice open communion (the Lord's Supper). What that means is that a person does not have to be a member of our congregation to participate. Ideally we'd like for people of all ages to participate providing that they've been baptized in any Christian denomination. For people over 13 years of age in addition to being baptized we ask that they profess faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Thankfully we do not employ Communion police.
Music and Worship Committee
Diana Schneider - Chair